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Breech-Loading Swivel Gun with Chamber on Stand

A work made of iron.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of iron.

Date:

early 16th century

Artist:

Western European

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Applied Arts of Europe

Title

Breech-Loading Swivel Gun with Chamber on Stand

Origin

Western Europe

Date

1500–1533

Medium

Iron

Dimensions

Length overall of cannon: 33 1/2 in. (81.5 cm) Overall length of cannon in frame including handle: 58 7/8 in. (149.6 cm) Diameter of breech opening of cannon: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) Diameter at flared muzzle: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm) Diameter of breech clock opening: 1 5/32 in. (3 cm) Diameter at base of breech block: 4 3/4 in. (11.2 cm) Overall length of breech block: 8 11/32 in. (21.2 cm) Weight of breech block: 23 lb. 7 oz.

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1982.3533a-b

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